Widely considered one of the best places to visit in the South of France, Antibes has long been a destination that attracts the well-heeled with the well-known. When compared to other south of France beach resorts, the Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is a standout. The boutique Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel offers an intimate and modern hotel feel with all the luxury amenities you would expect as a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux family.
Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel
Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is situated near Port of Olivette and Plage des Ondes on the tip of Cap d’Antibes. It is a beloved and coveted spot to land. As its name suggests it is also one of the few French Riviera hotels with a private on-property sandy beach.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the property was referred to as “La Maison des Pêcheurs,” (the fishermen’s house); when large properties such as these stretched down to the sea and only a small unassuming path led curious wanderers to Cap d’Antibes.
A Baron owned the cape in those days. Today, local fishermen tell stories of how the Baron allowed fishermen to stay on the property in exchange for “bouillabaisse,” a local fish stew.
In 2003, the Ferrante family acquired the property. They have invested 3.5 million euros in renovations to bring the property back to life with the hope of welcoming international clientele looking for a luxurious spot to be on the coast in France.
In April of 2016, the property was redecorated with the addition of eight new rooms and suites. The single Michelin star restaurant that pays homage to the history and origin of the property named “Les Pêcheurs” was also given a new position, facing the sea.
There are so many things to love about this property. There is a seamless marriage of land and sea that is carried throughout the modern lines of the hotel through the skillful use of both wood and glass materials.
An intentional energy of creativity is also infused throughout the space. Both traveling and static pieces of multi-medium art fill the indoor and outdoor spaces with an ever-changing collection, such as Fernand Legé masterpieces.
And, if you fall in love with one of the pieces there is a good chance you may purchase it.
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The Design Suite
My Design Suite room with a sea view was a welcome respite – easy to slip into as soon as I arrived.
The large private terrace with a sunbed for two offered the perfect place for sunbathing, star, and sea gazing throughout my stay. And the sea breeze was the perfect medicine as I left my sliding door open the entire stay.
Take your pick between a luxurious soak in the large bathtub or walk-in shower, the space is luxurious but cozy at the same time.
I got lost in the King-size bed with sea view and found that the ample closet, lounge, and desk spaces rivaled my tiny apartment in Paris in all of the most decadent ways.
Stay in of Venture Out
The property is situated in a popular spot for venturing out. Just a short distance to Juan Les Pins, Cannes, and even Antibes. However, there is plenty to do on-site that will appease you for the entirety of your stay.
The rare private sandy beach is an idyllic spot to land for an afternoon in the sun. The heated infinity pool and the deck is where I had a beautiful lunch and dip. And of course, the beach bar is a great spot for an apero before settling in for a meal at the coveted Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Pêcheurs.
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The Spa at Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel
Of course, no luxury hotel is complete without an opportunity for wellness and pampering. The spa at the hotel is very special with both indoor and open-air spaces for treatments.
The menu includes facials, manicures, pedicures, after sun skin treatments, and a variety of signature massages along with beauty treatments. In addition, private sessions of Qi Gong and Yin Yoga are available onsite.
First Class Service
One of my favorite things about my stay at this world-class hotel was how intimately the staff takes care of you. Because of the boutique size of the property, the staff quickly gets to know each guest. So, they make them feel special by keeping an eye on them, calling them by name, and checking in with special touches. My entire stay from start to finish was a curated experience and very special.
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Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel
10, Boulevard Maréchal Juin, 06160 | +33 (0)4 92 93 13 30
Pat Bailey is a certified Bhakti Yoga Teacher, published poet, writer and entrepreneur with a passion for exploring the globe. Pat is also the founder of The Hell Yes Life, where she has created her own branding academy helping to elevate brands and students through authentic and intuitive coaching.